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The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

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14/06/2017 15/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lochawe
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Just home with my wife and two close friends after enjoying an amazing afternoon tea. Wonderful variety of food served by friendly efficient staff. Well done to all involved. Newly refurbished premises look very modern and a joy to the eye.

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Brander Lodge Hotel and Crunachy Bar & Bistro. Pre-booking as you did for a special afternoon tea allows time for us to be prepared and much appreciated. We are delighted with our new look premises and so happy that the guests and visitors alike are equally...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The best steaks we have had 😊 cooked to perfection 😊 warm atmosphere and friendly staff 😊 we had a beautiful family meal and loved every minute of it 😊 would highly recommend an we will defo be back in the near future 😊

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

So Glad you enjoyed your steaks, the atmosphere the staff and the premises. It is nice of you to take the time to review and it is much appreciated. We buy from the local Butcher in Taynuilt as we believe in supporting local business where possible and sourcing goods locally as much as possible. Our food is fresh and cooked...

Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Brander Lodge Hotel/ Brasserie has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and it is now a truly tremendous -looking place. It is in a beautiful situation (altho' the back garden area was not quite finished at the time if writing) and the new owners have not spared anything in the reconstruction. Internally, the main area can be...

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review it is much appreciated. I am sorry I was away on Holiday in January and had a small but confident staff holding the premises for me as winter is a quiet period. Our refurbishment took longer than we anticipated and went three times deeper than we have planned due to the unforeseen...

Oban, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went to Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro to-day for lunch, it was one of the nicest lunches I have had. The dining room has, as has the whole hotel been renovated to a very high standard. While I was there I asked if I could see some bedrooms so that I could recommend this hotel to friends coming to...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit it is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your lunch and tour through the Hotel. We are proud of the refurbishment and now feel we have a premises worthy of the local and wider community of Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland, it is nice to be able to show...

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Called in to see the new look.... WOW!. Stunning transformation. Had a very delicious soup and sandwich lunch. Prices for food excellent. Lovely friendly staff. Very well stocked bar. It will not be long before I go back.

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for both your lunch visit and taking the time to review in such a positive manner, it is much appreciated. As owners, we are delighted with our small and local staff and the efforts they put into their roles. The staff quickly become an extension to our family group which is nice for all. We look forward ti...

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have just had the most wonderful meal of my life; it was crumbed Brie with cranberry jam and a roast turkey with all the trimmings (and I mean ALL the trimmings). There are no words to justly explain the deliciousness of this meal; all I can do is urge you to go and eat this heavenly duo post haste...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review our establishment. So glad you enjoyed your pre-Christmas lunch and of course the staff. Haste ye back. Kind regards David & Team

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband and I stopped off for lunch at the Brander Lodge which is set in stunning scenery. The place itself looks amazing and as if it's recently been refurbished. The bar area was very nice and the log fire very welcoming after a snowy drive up from Edinburgh. I ordered the Smoked salmon and my husband the soup, the...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in for a lunch and for taking the trouble to review it is always much appreciated. Sorry to read that you were disappointed in aspects of the meal and assure you we will take the comments on board. Our soups are made in house and using the freshest of produce and I am sorry that your...

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Brander Lodge. Great for day trips to the coast and Loch's. The hotel has FANTASTIC beds and showers....this was wonderful after my experiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow, not to mention the showers were a great way to start a sub zero temperature day. The rooms are a good size with plenty od space to...

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davidkeat2015, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and nice to now our efforts in refurbishing have not gone un-noticed. It just goes to show that careful planning , thought and proper investment pays off. Travels like yourself warrant a warm, friendly and comfortable place to unwind and rest the weary head so we are so glad that we were able to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The hotel has undergone a major refurbishment since I was last there and all I can say is WOW! It is almost unrecognisable from the hotel of old. The bar, bistro and rooms are all looking amazing. The only thing that hasn't changed is the wonderful team that runs it. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome in a relaxed...

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always pleasing to have repeat visits from guests and we are delighted that you appreciate the massive changes undergone here at the Brander Lodge with our refurbishment investment program. We are pleased that the changes have retained the character of the Hotel and that our management and staff team continue to offer that...

Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Just returned from a weekend at the newly refurbished Brander Lodge and I`ve got to say Wow what a transformation from the old lodge this hotel and bistro will be a force to reckoned with in the local area once completed.David should be very proud of himself as he was instrumental with planning of the changes right down to the...

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David K, Owner at The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review it is so pleasing to know that our efforts and huge investment has paid off for you anyway. I am delighted that you found the welcome and care from the staff and myself so good. The comfort of guests has been our priority in refurbishing all of the bedrooms then adding the finishing touches to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have now reached 3 star rating with the completion of the new ensuites. Warm, welcome, friendly hospitality is offered in this family owned and operated country Hotel & Bistro quietly set in three and a half acres of landscaped gardens in the shadows of Ben Cruachan at the mouth of the historic Brander Pass. We have 21 rooms all en-suite compiling a combination of singles, twins, doubles and two, two roomed family rooms. The Hotel has an ongoing refurbishment program and will be carrying out further upgrading of facilities late Winter early Spring 2015/16 as business permits, with minimal disruption to guests as it shall be completed in closed off stages. Our Menu offers freshly prepared and locally sourced food where possible and portions are generous with a more homely nature, wholesome and hearty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro

Address: Bridge of Awe A85 | Near Taynuilt, Oban, Taynuilt PA35 1HT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Taynuilt
Price Range: $227 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Brander Lodge Hotel & Bistro 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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